Darren Newton is involved with a group of marine design/construction and marina storage service businesses in Millbrook. He has a passion for the Rame peninsula, especially Maker which for him represents one of the most important areas of outstanding natural beauty. With Maker’s unique historical heritage, infrastructure, and rich social history he believes it serves as the perfect place for the local community of the Rame peninsula to work alongside each other, in all creative, entrepreneurial and educational endeavours. In this way, the community itself will help to save this amazing place for future generations.
Jed Lewis grew up on the Rame and has a deep regard for the sea, this beautiful peninsula and our exceptional communities. He served in the Royal Navy before going on to qualify as a secondary school teacher specialising in science and engineering. Jed supports many community efforts including Scouting, youth groups and conservation of our heritage and natural environment. As a trustee he will use his skills and experience to protect Maker Heights whilst promoting community participation, education and public benefit.
Chris Day – Treasurer
Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accounts and, although now retired, has spent much of his working life as commercial and finance director in a number of international publishing operations. He moved to the Rame Peninsula around 10 years ago and is now committed to helping the Trust preserve and improve this important historic site, to ensure accessibility for both the local community and the wider public. He is focused on ensuring the long-term financial viability of the Trust by installing proper accounting controls and policies.
Much of Mikes career, until retirement, has been in operational management complemented with business development. By offering his professional experience and his local knowledge, he will work with the board of trustees, its ‘partners’ and the community to continue the work of the trust to ensure that there is a sustainable future for this historic site, accommodating the local community and its unique cultural needs.
Lyn Reid – Chair
Lyn is an Honorary Member – having invested in Maker Heights at the outset – with a strong conviction that community commons are important and beneficial. She has a scientific background, and skills resulting from working in varied scientific and administrative roles, serving as a school governor, and raising a family here on the Rame Peninsula. She will use her skills and efforts to bring good governance, collaborative working and holistic approaches to the Trust’s work.